Almano works with artists from underinvested communities to curate a harmony of handmade and natural goods that nourish and delight the senses.

Our goal is to build Almano into a platform to share each artists' story. From their inspirations and process, to the hurdles they had to overcome to get to where they are today and where they see themselves tomorrow. We want to introduce our followers to the person behind the product, and cultivate relationship between our network of creatives and consumers who want to be a part of their success and use their products to enrich their lives.

We are currently working on a soft launch that will be available for a one time purchase. Using the feedback from this experience, we will build a seasonal subscription model which will be offered quarterly. From there we hope to evolve into a monthly subscription with customization features.

Although our primary shop is online, we will also host seasonal workshops and craft fairs, where artists can v...
Almano works with artists from underinvested communities to curate a harmony of handmade and natural goods that nourish and delight the senses.

Our goal is to build Almano into a platform to share each artists' story. From their inspirations and process, to the hurdles they had to overcome to get to where they are today and where they see themselves tomorrow. We want to introduce our followers to the person behind the product, and cultivate relationship between our network of creatives and consumers who want to be a part of their success and use their products to enrich their lives.

We are currently working on a soft launch that will be available for a one time purchase. Using the feedback from this experience, we will build a seasonal subscription model which will be offered quarterly. From there we hope to evolve into a monthly subscription with customization features.

Although our primary shop is online, we will also host seasonal workshops and craft fairs, where artists can vend their goods and network with other creatives. This will also give our subscribers a chance to meet the featured artists and cultivate a deeper connection to our brand.

Eventually we would like to become a bridge between businesses who are seeking creative services and local artists and designers who are interested in helping them produce content.

Our next big goal is to develop a business model and infrastructure that will allow users to create personalized profiles with their interests, which will generate a box based on their preferences.

Our long term goal is to make Almano synonymous with natural and handmade goods. Similiar to Etsy, but more intentional and centered around under-invested communities. We would like to build a database of artists who we can send RFPs for future collaborations, and offer our services to companies seeking creative talent. Futher, we would like to explore alternative revenue streams so that there are little to no financial barriers for artists who want to grow with us.

By building a strong infrastructure I believe Almano has the potential to scale into an international platform that will transform the creative industry.
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Investors

Conscious Venture Lab 6 Urban Resilience
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Conscious Venture Lab 6 Urban Resilience Towards a more resilient, just, joyous and prosperous society for all!

Employees

Torianne Schiff
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Torianne Schiff CEO Multi-disciplinary artist turned Entrepreneur, my passion for Art is what brought me to Baltimore, but my Love for the city keeps me here.

Recommendations

I am writing in to recommend Torianne’s company, Almano, for CVL. She has been growing her subscription box business to spread immigrant cultures and conscious wellness products. Within the health and wellness vertical, I see a $4.7 trillion dollar industry continuing to grow through 2020 as consumers purchasing continues to value supply chains. Almano’s sourcing practices, supplier relationships, and values cumulatively establish them as a strong fit for CVL. With good coaching, I see Torianne building a business that can grow value for all stakeholders.


I believe Torianne is personally a strong candidate for the CVL because she is committed to her product and customers. I have seen her grow as HostHome collaborates with Almano on our social media campaign. Torianne is a fast learner and adapts gracefully. I believe the Shift curriculum will unlock the next phase of growth for her and her company.

Torianne Schiff is a multi-talented individual: an artist, activist, and startup founder, to name a few of her many passions. I have had the privilege of supporting and getting to know her for about a year. She is a hard worker, a natural leader and a dependable cohort member, who takes direction and criticism well, needs little instruction beyond the basics, and is able to work independently, juggling and completing many tasks on time or ahead of schedule. She also demonstrates camaraderie and a supportive and caring nature, offering to pitch in to help others, often without prompting. I would like to add that Torianne possesses an infectious combination of cheerfulness and sincerity that keeps everyone feeling positive and at ease. I think she will make an excellent addition to your program, and I give her my highest recommendation.